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Laughing

I love to laugh.  I think it is vital to laugh; I physically feel better when I can chuckle and meander my way into a full-on belly laugh.  You know, I think laughter was put into our DNA as a way of changing our entire mood on a dime.

Laughing at ourselves is something that has taken me a long time to master.  Now that I laugh at myself a lot, it provides me with my own ‘built-in’ amusement, and perhaps a smirk or two for others.

Case in point:  A few weeks ago I was in line at a bakery.  An older, interesting-looking woman was standing near (but not in) the line.  Okay, I am going to make the huge assumption that this woman was a tad bit eccentric, wealthy, and quirky to boot.

She was looking at me so I simply said, “Hello!”  The lady replied, “Hi, are you an actress?” Feeling somewhat flattered I replied, “Why no, what would make you say that?” She quipped, “It’s your eyes…………………they’re wicked!” *LOL* Well I laughed so hard that I almost forgot to order my items!

I laughed at myself because I wasn’t insulted; I chose to think it was hilarious and it literally made my day!

Okay, here is another example from many moons ago.  I wanted to get a birthday card for a very dear friend of mine.  Despite the fact she is english, I wanted to get her a card in french as she is fluent in both languages.  In the area of Canada I was living in at the time, both languages were represented in the card section of a department store.  I saw a card I thought she would love, and was excited that I had chosen a french card.

I sent her the card and awaited her response.  I don’t think she could contain herself when she thanked me for the card but noted that the card read, “To a wonderful man on his birthday!” Oh honestly! I laughed (as did she) at my linguistic foible, and to this day it leads to laughter when either one of us mentions my “faux pas” with all good intentions meant.

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So here’s to a little bit of light-hearted humor at one’s own expense!  It will bring levity throughout the day.

As a recap to this post remember this:  I am not an actress, but look wicked enough to play one; and, I cannot read french.  🙂

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23 thoughts on “Saturday Smiles: If We Can’t Laugh at Ourselves……..

  1. Belly laughs, thank you for that gift. 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *LOL* Ah, you are most welcome my dear! Thank YOU! Cher xo

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      1. Huge hugs Cher! xo

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        Right back at you, my dear! Cher xo

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  2. John says:

    Quebecer! Or somewhere near maybe. ❤️

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Hahaha, it was actually close by, John! Ontario but bordering PQ! Cher xo

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  3. This was perfectly timed. i had just finished my meditation. I am still very much learning, and I keep catching myself doing crazy things, becoming aware, and laughing.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Well didn’t you just make my day, Hilary! Thank you so much for your comments! That’s brilliant to know you are becoming more aware, Hilary! Cher xo

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  4. Dr. Rex says:

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    We ALL need to laugh …. we need to feel “right” again!!

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  5. Tee hee ha ha lol lmao

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Hehehehehe um, which part are you laughing at, Don? 😉 xo

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      1. I have no idea…

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        Must be the wicked part! Here hee

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      3. Har har har hee hee haha

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      4. seaangel4444 says:

        Yep, wicked. 😉 xo

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Awh, thank you, David!! Cher xo

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  6. cadeauca says:

    This is a lovely post. Thank you for reminding me that I need to laugh at myself more often!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah, why thank you my dear! I think it is so important for all of us to remember to laugh at ourselves!! I sure was laughing at myself again when writing this post!! Cher xo

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  7. Joanne Corey says:

    Thank you, Cher, for the post and the chuckles. I like the 10 to Zen list. I wish we were all heeding it.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      I love this list too, Joanne!! Laughing is really the best medicine as well It think! Cher xo

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  8. Quiche says:

    Oh, my sides are splitting!!! Laughter is the best medicine, I agree!! Quite recently I emailed Valentines Day cards from a card program I have. Unfortunately on the very top of the card it read: Happy Birthday – which I overlooked. Good thing we can chuckle at ourselves!!!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *LOL* I can relate my dear!! We sure need to chuckle at ourselves, don’t we? It helps! hehehehe Cher xo

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